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Issue 884 (16 January 2017)

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Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Dr Roger Highfield
16 January 2017 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
The second session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference featured Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Roger Highfield, former Telegraph science editor and now Director of External Affairs for the Science Museum Group... [Read More]

News Digest

Stem cell treatment restores light sensitivity in blind mice
13 January 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
Scientists have partially reversed blindness in mice using lab-grown retinas made from skin cells... [Read More]
Discussion of ethics of new IVG technique is needed, say US experts
16 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Three US experts say public conversation should begin now on the ethical challenges raised by a new fertility technology that could reprogram any human cell into eggs and sperm... [Read More]
IVF clinics are advertising misleading success rates, study finds
16 January 2017 - by Rikita Patel
A number of IVF clinics in the UK could be misleading people with their advertised success rates, a study suggests... [Read More]
23 new genes linked to cancer spread
16 January 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Researchers have identified 23 genes that are linked to metastasis – the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body... [Read More]
Italian court rules surrogate twins are not brothers
16 January 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
Twin boys born to a same-sex couple through surrogacy do not have the legal status of brothers, according to an Italian court... [Read More]
Genetic fingerprint identifies aggressive prostate cancer
16 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Canadian scientists have identified a genetic fingerprint that indicates which prostate cancer tumours may develop into a more aggressive form of the disease after treatment... [Read More]
First pregnant man in UK through sperm donation
16 January 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck
A 20-year-old man, who was originally born female, is the first in the UK to become pregnant through sperm donation after the NHS refused to pay for egg freezing... [Read More]


Podcast Review: Big Unknowns – can we stop ageing?
16 January 2017 - by Matthew Thomas
Is ageing inevitable, or can it be stopped? The Guardian Science Weekly podcast explored the latest thinking in the science of ageing... [Read More]



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